Mel's Books Have Won Awards!
The Au Pairs is an ALA Quick Pick, a YALSA Top Ten nominee and on the PSLA Fiction List. Skinny-Dipping is an ALA Quick Pick Nominee, and Crazy Hot is a New York Public Library Book for the Teenage and was named a best teen series book by TeenReads.com. The series is published in twelve countries and has been optioned for a major motion picture by Warner Brothers, with Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films producing.
Blue Bloods is an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick, a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, a TAYSHAS pick, an Alabama Public Library “Best Fang” nominee, a Cybils nominee and merited a starred review from Booklist. Masquerade is an ALA Quick Pick and a New York Public Library Book for the Teenage. Revelations is a New York Times, USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly best-seller. The Van Alen Legacy debuted at #3 on the New York Times Children’s Series Best Sellers List, #12 on the USA Today Top 150 Best Seller List, #4 on the Wall Street Journal Hardcover Fiction List and #2 on the Bookscan Juvenille List. Keys to the Repository, a companion book, hit the USA Today Bestseller List. Misguided Angel hit the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. Bloody Valentine hit the New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers List. The Blue Bloods series has three million copies in print, has spent a cumulative forty weeks on both the New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers List, is published in twenty countries, and has appeared on numerous best-seller lists abroad. Entertainment Weekly named Schuyler Van Alen from the Blue Bloods series as #9 in their list of 20 Greatest Vampires of all time.
Witches of East End, Melissa’s first novel in a new adult paranormal series, was an instant New York Times Bestseller and is currently in pilot production at Lifetime, starring Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Rachel Boston as the witches.
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, an award-winning anthology Melissa co-edited with her friend Tom Dolby, about the friendship between straight women and gay men, is now a reality-television show on the Sundance Channel.
Fresh off the Boat is an ALA Quick Pick nominee, a New York Public Library Book for the Teenage and a Bank Street Bookstore Best Children’s Book and a California Readers California Collection.
Angels on Sunset Boulevard was named Best Debut Series by TeenReads.com.